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edged

edged \edged\ adj.

  1. having a specified kind of border or edge; as, a black-edged card; dried sweat left salt-edged patches.

  2. having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination; as, a dull-edged blade. Opposit of edgeless. [Postpositional]

  3. having a biting effect, implying criticism; -- used of words or language; as, edged satire.

    Syn: cutting, harsh, sharp, sharp-worded, stinging.

WordNet

edged

  1. adj. having a specified kind of border or edge; "a black-edged card"; "dried sweat left salt-edged patches"

  2. (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment" [syn: cutting, stinging]

  3. having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination; "an edged knife"; "a two-edged sword"

Wiktionary

edged

  1. referring to something that has a sharp planar surface v

  2. Past tense of ''to edge''.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

edged

1590s, "having a sharp edge;" 1690s, "having a hem or border," past participle adjective from edge (v.).\n

Usage examples of "edged".

He was thinking of something so widely different, being seated, in fact, just opposite to Sara, who, fresh from her afternoon sleep, was looking adorably pensive in her black dress edged with a soft white frill that took a heart-shaped curve in front, just wide enough to show the exquisite hollow in the lower part of her throat.

Cut Paper Wrap Stone introduces us to Ethan Ring, a character somewhat like other cyberpunk heroes in his anomie, but less hard- edged and nihilistic -- rather than burnt out and affectless, Ring is plagued by guilt and self-recrimination over his deeds as an interrogator and assassin for the security arm of the pan-European government.

The front yard was rich green lawn worthy of Dublin, edged with beds of flowers-taller plantings of camellias, azaleas, hydrangeas, agapanthus, backing impatiens, begonia, and a white fringe of alyssum.

We saw her in fantastic dresses of silk and lace, edged with turquoise filigree, white gowns, and yellow hats, waving a fan of blue feathers, with expensive bangles of silver and gold weighing her arms, and necklaces of pearl and jade round her neck.

An elderly mouselike man who was drinking at the bar beside him coughed apologetically and edged bashfully nearer.

The flower-beds were edged with box, which diffused around it that dreamy balsamic odor, full of antenatal reminiscences of a lost Paradise, dimly fragrant as might be the bdellium of ancient Havilah, the land compassed by the river Pison that went out of Eden.

Holmes edged his way round the wall and flinging the shutters together, he bolted them securely.

Figures ran past him amid a rising brabble of voices and the sudden scrap-metal clamor of edged metal striking its kin.

Thomas Cadge was darkened with disapproval, he shifted his stubby brier pipe to the other corner of his mouth, edged a little from his seat on the sunny front stoop and, craning his neck around the corner of his house, revealed an unwashed area extending from collarbone to left ear.

Edged in from darkness, he had picked Li Hoang and Chun Laro as his targets!

Opening the door quickly, Cleer edged to one side, poking his gun into the darkness.

The haulers, three to a side, grabbed hold of the ropes at the front of the ferry and laboriously began walking toward the back, muttering uneasily as they edged out onto the gray cloaked river.

Ignoring the ragged throb in her thighs, Tsia edged toward the cougar slowly.

He started the engine and edged slowly along the road while Crick kept talking.

And an extraordinary one at that, for instead of a gown she wore close- fitting doeskin breeches beneath a green tabard edged in white.